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Whitney The Greatest Hits' Double-Album Tops Worldwide Sales Of 4 Million Units

VH1 Premiere This Week for 'Could I Have This Kiss Forever' Duet with Enrique Iglesias, Fastest-Breaking Airplay Single of Whitney's Career

If I Told You That' Duet with George Michael Maintains at #2 Airplay Across Europe as 'Greatest Hits' Gold, Platinum & Double-Platinum Certifications Pour In From 20 Territories

NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Arista recording artist Whitney Houston's brand new album, the 2-CD/2-cassette WHITNEY - THE GREATEST HITS, has surpassed worldwide sales of 4 million units since its May 16th in-store date, it was announced today.

The album's success is bolstered by the tandem singles success in the U.S. of "Could I Have This Kiss Forever," Whitney's duet with Enrique Iglesias, the fastest-breaking airplay single of her career (outpacing the all-time record-breaking early numbers of 1992's "I Will Always Love You"); and in Europe with "If I Told You That," Whitney's new duet with George Michael, #1most-added upon its release and maintaining as the #2 airplay record across the Continent, according to trade publication Music & Media.

Meanwhile, attention is focused on this week's VH1 premiere of the promotional video for "Could I Have This Kiss Forever."

WHITNEY - THE GREATEST HITS has been a top 5 album in every European country and many other territories around the world, and has already been certified gold in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Korea, and Singapore; platinum in Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, and Hong Kong; and double-platinum in Japan and Ireland.

NEWSFILE: 27 JUNE 2000

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